UK Transport

5 Railway Lines That Jeremy Corbyn Could Renationalise After 2020

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 20.09.2015 | UK

Jeremy Corbyn will announce the full renationalisation of Britain's railway network at his first Labour Party conference as Labour leader next week. ...

Two Hospitalised After 'Low Speed Collision' At Kings Cross

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK

Two people have been left hospitalised after a train collided with railway buffers at Kings Cross Station in London. The incident took place just a...

London Crowned Europe's Most Congested City as Mayor Predicts the Worst Is Yet to Come

Darren Johnson | Posted 17.09.2015 | UK Politics
Darren Johnson

London became Europe's most congested city in 2014 with drivers spending 96 hours in traffic, according to a recent report by traffic monitoring agency Inrix. This means London has leapfrogged previous biggest loser Brussels to claim this year's gridlock gold medal.

Dozens Injured After Double-Decker Bus Roof Ripped Off By Bridge

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 09.09.2015 | UK

More than 20 people were left injured after a double-decker bus hit a bridge in Rochdale, ripping its roof off. Eleven people were rushed to hospit...

The Near Miss Project Shows Cyclists Are In Peril - Cycling Must Get Safer

Stephen Hull | Posted 08.09.2015 | UK
Stephen Hull

I've just spent the first part of my afternoon reading the absolutely fascinating Near Miss Project report on cycling in the UK which has just been released. Anybody who knows me knows cycling is a huge part of my life. Like road users of all types (drivers, cyclists and pedestrians - I'm all three) I've been watching the growing sense of aggression on the streets. Throw in the mix the numerous deaths which have been reported this year and you've got a huge narrative developing that cycling is totally unsafe.

The Near Miss Project Shows Cyclists Are In Peril - Cycling Must Get Safer

Stephen Hull | Posted 08.09.2015 | UK
Stephen Hull

I've just spent the first part of my afternoon reading the absolutely fascinating Near Miss Project report on cycling in the UK which has just been released. Anybody who knows me knows cycling is a huge part of my life. Like road users of all types (drivers, cyclists and pedestrians - I'm all three) I've been watching the growing sense of aggression on the streets. Throw in the mix the numerous deaths which have been reported this year and you've got a huge narrative developing that cycling is totally unsafe.

Young People Are Really Angry At Virgin Train's 'Sneaky' New Railcard Change - Which Will Cost Them Thousands

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 28.08.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Young people are fuming about the "sneaky" changes to Virgin Trains' off-peak fares, which will see the cost of a return to London from cities such as...

After All That, The Night Tube Has Been Postponed

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 27.08.2015 | UK

The launch of the 24-hour London Underground (LU) service has been postponed. The all-night tube service, set to run on selected Friday and Saturda...

Why These Countries Introduced Women-Only Transport

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 26.08.2015 | UK

Jeremy Corbyn's idea of providing train carriages for women may have been condemned by his Labour leadership opponents but other countries have run ex...

Flights To Dublin Airport Suspended As Blaze Breaks Out

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 26.08.2015 | UK

Flights from Dublin Airport were suspended this morning after a fire broke out. Pictures from the scene appeared to show flames engulfing a hangar ...

Panic Over, The Tube Strike Has Been Suspended

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 24.08.2015 | UK

Both strikes planned for this week have been cancelled after talks between unions and London Underground managers. The strikes, planned for 25-26 a...

Crossrail's Great Delay Shows We Need to Think Creatively to Keep London Moving

Syed Kamall | Posted 24.08.2015 | UK Politics
Syed Kamall

Crossrail was finally delivered mainly by Londoners for Londoners, with a democratically accountable Mayor at the helm and over 60% of its £14.8bn funding coming directly from Londoners and London's businesses. After Crossrail, it is clear that London's entrepreneurial citizens need to keep the initiative.

If We Want to Tackle Sex Offences, More Institutions Need to Take a Leaf Out of the British Transport Police's Book

Verity Ryan | Posted 23.08.2015 | UK
Verity Ryan

Figures showing a 25% increase in sex offences reported to the British Transport Police (BTP) have been met with a tsunami of women sharing their own experiences of assault and harassment.

More Sex Crimes Are Being Reported On Britain's Railways

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 19.08.2015 | UK

The number of sex offences on Britain's railways increased last year while recorded crime went down for the 11th year in a row. There were 1,399 se...

Rail Fares Have Risen Three Times Faster Than Wages, And Commuters Are Furious

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 18.08.2015 | UK

Rail fares have risen nearly three times faster than wages over the past five years, leaving commuters "seriously out of pocket", according to a new r...

The Impact of Calais on Traffic in Kent Is a Symptom of Long-term Issues That Demand Better Than Short-term Fixes by Government

Richard Burden | Posted 14.08.2015 | UK Politics
Richard Burden

It's not only in politics that a week is a long time. Last week our TV screens were dominated by scenes long queues of stationary lorries stacked up a...

Time to End the Disaster of Rail Privatisation

Andy Burnham | Posted 05.08.2015 | UK Politics
Andy Burnham

In their final term of 18 years in government, the Tories broke up British Rail, creating the fragmented privatised network that we experience today. They shouldn't have had the chance to commit this vandalism - a Labour Party divided and hampered by the hard left through the 1980s failed to win, and left the way open for this. But we must also accept that the Labour Party of more recent years hasn't been bold enough in reversing the Tory mess.

A Sense of Direction: When Permanent Secretaries Object to Ministerial Decisions

Gavin Freeguard | Posted 16.07.2015 | UK Politics
Gavin Freeguard

Over the last few weeks, the government has published details of four 'ministerial directions' given by Secretaries of State to their permanent secretaries.

The #TubeStrike Has Just Created World's Longest Bus Queue

The Huffington Post UK | Staff Reporter | Posted 09.07.2015 | UK

We all know that Britons love a queue - but this beast is probably taking it a bit too far. London's transport networks were crippled on Thursday m...

A Message to London

Mike Brown | Posted 08.07.2015 | UK Politics
Mike Brown

The planned strike on London Underground from late afternoon on Wednesday 8 July will cause big disruption to the people and economy of London. It is also totally unnecessary.

Tonight's Tube Strike Is Entirely Justified

Seb Michnowicz | Posted 09.07.2015 | UK Politics
Seb Michnowicz

The mainstream media has been quick to dust-off the hackneyed cliché of the tanned, well-fed, well-paid train driver holding London to ransom at any opportunity to chisel money out of TfL. To describe the dispute in this way is to do a disservice to readers: fundamentally, it has little to do with the money on offer ...

Catch the Bus Week

Mary Creagh | Posted 03.07.2015 | UK Politics
Mary Creagh

Buses serve the society and the economy, as well as offering a sustainable travel option. It has been a pleasure to support this year's celebration of the bus!

Airport Commission: Labour Will Be Ready to Back the Decision That Is in the Best Long-Term Interests of the Country

Michael Dugher | Posted 30.06.2015 | UK Politics
Michael Dugher

The current Conservative Government's own difficulties with their own party must not influence the Government's approach. We cannot again let politics get in the way of good business - there are too many jobs at stake.

Government Complacency Means Further Chaos Looms for Drivers

Richard Burden | Posted 11.06.2015 | UK Politics
Richard Burden

Unless the new Government stops ignoring concerns, and ends the complacency, I fear that only further chaos looms ahead.

The Rail Strike May Have Been Cancelled, But There's Still Chaos And Confusion

The Huffington Post UK/ PA | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 21.05.2015 | UK

Commuters and football fans still face chaos and confusion this bank holiday weekend, despite the last-minute announcement that the planned rail strik...